Second Coastal Forum attracts lead experts
  • Friday 24 April 2015
Pumicestone Passage

Sunshine Coast residents and community groups are invited to attend Council’s second Coastal Forum, where key experts and Council will discuss critical influences and issues impacting the region’s coastal environment.

The forum will be held in the Maroochy Surf Club Function Room, Cotton Tree on May 5 from 9am – 3.30pm.  Attendance is free and morning tea and lunch are provided.

Environment Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said the program would have something to interest everyone.

“From understanding the Bribie Island breakthrough investment plan, results of the recent CSIRO marine debris research and early findings of a bull shark monitoring project to Council’s coastal management programs and turtle hatchlings, this event is the perfect way to build knowledge, discuss options and influences on our coastal environment,” Cr McKay said.

“Through its many programs, Council invests in maintaining healthy waterways and foreshores, however we can’t do that alone and the community play a key role in both supporting and participating in the work that we do.

“That’s why it’s important to host events such as this, so we can tap into the community knowledge and passion but also provide regular updates on coastal programs.”

Presentations include:

  • Bribie Island Breakthrough Investment Plan with Dr Matthew Barnes - WBM
  • Results of the recent CSIRO marine debris research with Dr Chris Wilcox
  • Natural areas coastal management with Conor Jenkins
  • Turtle hatchings flood impact with Kate Winter
  • Bull shark monitoring project with Dr Jonathan Werry
  • GCCC coastal program with Shannon Hunt
  • Bunya Bunya mangrove project with Kerry Jones

Anyone wishing to attend the forum can book on Council’s website, through the events hub.